‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Zendaya Expected to Play Mary Jane Watson

It looks like Peter Parker’s famous love interest Mary Jane Watson in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ will be played by Zendaya….

Peter Parker is going back to high school but the woman he’ll eventually marry (at least in the comics) will be right there by his side.

As first reported by The Wrap, former Disney star Zendaya is expected to play Mary Jane Watson in the new film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ starring Tom Holland in the lead role under the direction of Jon Watts.

When Zendaya was added to film she was under the name “Michelle” for casting purposes, but she was expected to have the lead female role opposite Holland in the upcoming movie being produced by both Sony and Marvel Studios.

Now it appears that she will actually play Peter Parker’s long time love interest Mary-Jane Watson as Zendaya becomes the first actress to take over the role since Kirsten Dunst portrayed the character in Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ series starring Toby Maguire.

Mary Jane Watson is a character that first appeared in ‘Spider-Man’ comics all the way back in 1965 before becoming romantically linked to Peter Parker following the death of his first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Mary Jane and Peter end up getting married to Peter while also pursuing a career in modeling and she’s famously known for the first words she uttered to her future husband — “face it Tiger, you just hit the jackpot”.

Of course news that Zendaya is expected to play Mary Jane Watson in the movie couldn’t happen without some idiots on the internet having their say in the matter. Thankfully, wise folks like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn snuffed out their comments with one of his own.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is due out on July 7, 2017.

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